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Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Minalas
Babies really need surprisingly few things: A...

Babies really need surprisingly few things:
A baby carrier. I found one is enough, it's not like I have ever used two of them at the same time.
A car seat. It's impossible to get home from the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,836
Posted By Minalas
Getting something done

Mostly, my day feels successful, if I got something done. The something is kind of variable. It could be getting a part of the house clean, that had not seen much attention in a while, it could be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-05-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Minalas
I'm looking at the disrespect problem from the...

I'm looking at the disrespect problem from the outside view point, and that makes me question, if the cancelling playdates etc., might rather harm the friends than improve the family relationships....
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Minalas
Quote:Is bullying becoming more common, are we...

Quote:Is bullying becoming more common, are we speaking about it more, or have we raised the standards of what is acceptable behavior? I think in general, this is a cultural shift in the right...
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By Minalas
That sounds familiar. Sometimes I wonder why...

That sounds familiar. Sometimes I wonder why some parents are so eager for thir children to speak early. I mean, once they start they never shut up again. And sometimes, all I want is quiet....
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Minalas
Here s my personal experience: My brother and I...

Here s my personal experience: My brother and I played a lot with playmobile, until we were about fourteen and sixteen years old. We kept playing board and ball games after that, but stopped with...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,445
Posted By Minalas
Let's see: My children are fully vaccinated. ...

Let's see:
My children are fully vaccinated.
I had both of them in hospital - they have a really nice whirrlepool there. That beats the old bathtub at home by the landslide.
I introduced solids...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-21-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Minalas
I have two children, DD is 5 and DS is 3. We...

I have two children, DD is 5 and DS is 3. We raise them bilingually. I'm SAHM and speaking exclusively German with them. DH speaks English. We live in the US. Both children are fluent in both...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Minalas
About risk and baby proofing. The advice one...

About risk and baby proofing. The advice one gets in America is usually completely over the top. After having listened for a while, I decided, I'm better of using my own brain. After all, it is...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-12-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Minalas
We have an open bathroom policy. The kids walk...

We have an open bathroom policy. The kids walk in on me, when I'm sitting on the throne and 'help' by handing me toilet paper or stuffing toilet oaper directly into the toilet.

They sometimes...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Minalas
Thank you, this article is great amunition in...

Thank you, this article is great amunition in the discussion!

It's so awkward to break the news to wellmeaning old fashioned advice. My mother went silent for the evening, when I answered her...
Forum: Babywearing   01-09-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,158
Posted By Minalas
I had an insert and I used it for five months...

I had an insert and I used it for five months with DD, and about three months with DS. I thought it was worthwhile. But I did not use any other carrier or sling.
If you plan to carry your newborn...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-09-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Minalas
Excuse my spellos. I noticed there were quite a...

Excuse my spellos. I noticed there were quite a few of them in my last post.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Minalas
I guess' pretend not to understand' was not the...

I guess' pretend not to understand' was not the right choice of word. It's more like, you need to make clear to her, that you are to be addressed in English, because that is the 'mommy language'....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Minalas
I'm raising my children bilingual ( German and...

I'm raising my children bilingual ( German and English) and was told the key was consistency. Children seem to attribute languages to persons rather than to situations.

So I speak always German,...
Forum: Diapering   01-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Minalas
I usually just dip the poopy diaper in the...

I usually just dip the poopy diaper in the toilet and swing it around a bit. Holding on to a clean corner, I don't get my fingers dirty. But I can see, that's not everyones thing. A sprayer would be...
Forum: Diapering   01-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Minalas
I use charlie soap for all my laundry and love...

I use charlie soap for all my laundry and love it.

For diapers I usually do one cold rinse without any detergent, then I move the inserts and cotton fitted, prefolds, wash clothes etc. to my...
Forum: Diapering   01-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,605
Posted By Minalas
There are three sizes in prefolds. A newborn...

There are three sizes in prefolds. A newborn size that is very small and thin, a medium size and a bigger size. I found the newborn size not worth its prize, because my children were fast growers...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Minalas
DS was a horrible sleeper during his first year...

DS was a horrible sleeper during his first year of life. He'd awake, if I did so much as sneak out of bed to go to the restroom. During the day he'd only nap in his carseat, in the Ergo, or while...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,198
Posted By Minalas
Warm hugs patecake! Your MIL sounds rather...

Warm hugs patecake! Your MIL sounds rather annoying. Unfortunately, I think there is very little you can do to change her behavior.
My very own mother has a nack to drive all of us but especially...
Forum: Allergies   10-08-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,225
Posted By Minalas
Hi bAbycakes I can totally feel with you. Both...

Hi bAbycakes
I can totally feel with you. Both my children were masters of spit up. And it would never ever hit the burb cloth, no matter how I
located it. My T-shirts were burbed on from the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Minalas
The first time around, it was rather cheap, thin...

The first time around, it was rather cheap, thin gold rings without pattern or anything, just what they had in the store. I still think I might melt in the gold at some point and create something...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-02-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Minalas
I don't think you'll have to worry too much...

I don't think you'll have to worry too much about nutritional issues. As long you offer enough variation in the purrees your son will get all the nutrients he needs. Nevertheless, there could be...
Forum: Diapering   07-11-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By Minalas
I'm using Charlie Soap and loved it so much I...

I'm using Charlie Soap and loved it so much I use it on all our laundry. I can buy it at two different stores in my town, both also sell cloth diapers.
Forum: Diapering   06-26-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,667
Posted By Minalas
Happy Heinis. They leak at the legs, both with...

Happy Heinis. They leak at the legs, both with skinny DD and with chunky DS. Plus the velcro gave up, too.
BumGenius with velcro is trouble, but I fixed the problem by adding an additional velcro...
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